Take stock – April 7

Branding For the Small Business Owner will be the topic at Community Futures Central Alberta’s Brown Bag Luncheon this Thursday. Conducted by Lara Dare of Arrow Business Training, the video-conferenced session will show how your brand can positively or negatively represent your products and services, and attract new business.

Branding for small business owner session

Branding For the Small Business Owner will be the topic at Community Futures Central Alberta’s Brown Bag Luncheon this Thursday. Conducted by Lara Dare of Arrow Business Training, the video-conferenced session will show how your brand can positively or negatively represent your products and services, and attract new business. Brown Bag Luncheons are held from noon to 1 p.m. at Community Futures Central Alberta’s office at 5013 49th Ave. For more information, call 403-342-2055 or email reception@rdcbd.com.

Posture and activity in the workplace

The topic for the Red Deer Chamber of Commerce’s Mentoring Breakfast for April will be Posture and Activity in the Workplace. Scheduled for Thursday, April 16, at the North Hill Inn, the breakfast will feature Cabel McElderry, a certified personal trainer and registered massage therapist who co-owns two private exercise centres in Red Deer. McElderry will discuss posture, how it affects you and how to improve it to change the way you look, feel and how productive you are. The breakfast session will run from 7 to 8:30 a.m. and will cost $17.50 for Chamber members and $20 for non-members. To register or for more information, call the Chamber at 347-4491 or e-mail lhutton@reddeerchamber.com. RSVP by April 14.

Westjet march load factor down

WestJet Airlines Ltd. (TSX:WJA) filled 81.9 per cent of its seats last month, down from a load factor of 86.6 per cent in March 2008 which included Easter holiday travel. The airline reported Monday that it added 6.3 per cent to its capacity over a year ago, to 1.52 billion available seat miles.